The most newsworthy attack on our culture in recent days has been Eric Holder and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) aggressiveness toward state level Voter Identification legislation. The key argument against Voter ID laws is that the laws are racist in nature.
As an example, let’s take a look at Texas, whose Hispanic population is 37.6% of the total population and has an estimated 1.2 million illegal immigrants within its borders. With more illegal immigrants than 8 states have in total population, security of the voting booth is a major concern.
There are many events and activities in life where an id is required:
- boarding an airplane,
- driving a car,
- getting a library card,
- entering many government buildings,
- opening a checking account,
- getting a job,
- buying a home,
- applying for government assistance (welfare), and
- attending Eric Holder’s speech at the NAACP convention in Houston.
Therefore, the adversely affected population (racist implications)
- does not drive a car,
- does not fly,
- does not have a library card,
- does not have a checking account,
- has never held a job, and
- has never received government assistance (e.g. welfare).
The last two items in the list would seem to be nearly all encompassing. Never held a job AND never received government assistance. How many people are we talking about? If they aren’t motivated to do any of the above, are they really going to vote?
From the viewpoint of this veteran who served to protect our rights, voting being a big one, I can not come to a logical conclusion that the voter id laws are racist, intentionally or unintentionally. Eric Holder must use a different logic approach than me. One that would also allow the New Black Panther Party to threaten and intimidate voters at the polling place. An obvious violation of the law but Mr. Holder decided to not enforce that law. But that’s a story for a different day.
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